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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Human beings are metaphorically represented by ________.
(a) Airplanes.
(b) The Ocean.
(c) Ships.
(d) Castles.

2. The Oracle foretells Laius that Oedipus would one day ______ his mother.
(a) Kill.
(b) Marry..
(c) Blind.
(d) Betray.

3. Who are the group of women of Thebes who rushes on in a panic?
(a) The Singers.
(b) The Messenger.
(c) The Chorus.
(d) The Farmers.

4. Plays in ancient Greece are produced as part of what type of ceremony?
(a) A eulogy.
(b) An offering.
(c) A religious festival.
(d) A pilgrimage.

5. Who punishes Laius for kidnapping and murdering his friend's son?
(a) King of Thebes.
(b) The Oracle of Apollo.
(c) King of Argos.
(d) The Spinx.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of violation is used to describe women seeing their husbands, sons, and brothers killed?

2. The image of Thebes is considered the ______ of its citizens.

3. The people of Thebes regard Oedipus as a ________.

4. The women of Thebes pray to the gods to remember their faithfulness and protect them so they can continue to do what?

5. What type of violation is used to describe women being treated like treasures?

Short Essay Questions

1. Give an example of how imagery is used in part 2.

2. What threat does Eteocles give to the citizens of Thebes? Why do you think Eteocles threatens the citizens?

3. Compare and contrast men and women's views of battle.

4. Why does the Chorus give an ode at the end of part 3?

5. According to the Chorus, how are old women and young virgins equal victims for the attacking army?

6. Why would the audience of this play find it ironic that Antigone and Ismene lived in the prospering city of Thebes?

7. Describe the relationship between Eteocles and Polyneices.

8. Give an example of how rebellion and defiance occurs within part 4.

9. Why do you think the death of Eteocles and Polyneices is referred to as an "occassion for both rejoicing and weeping"?

10. How does Eteocles view women, especially the Chorus?

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